ANNUALREPORT by yantingting


									Western Michigan University
Department of Public Safety


       October 1, 2011
Table of Contents

    Western Michigan University’s Department of Public Safety    3

    Procedures for Reporting a Crime or Emergency                4

    Crime Prevention                                             4

    Individual’s Responsibility                                  5

    Residence Hall Security                                      5

    Maintenance of Campus Facilities                             5

    Missing Student Notification Policy                          6

    Alcohol and Drug Policy                                      7

    Weapons Policy                                               8

    Crime Statistics                                             9

    Sex Offender Registry                                        11

    Sexual Assault Victim Guarantee                              11

    Sexual Assault Policy, Procedures and Programs               12

    Sexual Assault Victim Assistance and Support Resources       15

    Timely Warning                                               17

    Emergency Response, Notification and Evacuation Procedures   17

    Fire Safety Report: Statistics and Information               23

    Regional Locations                                           27

    Summary                                                      28

Western Michigan University encompasses more than 1,200 acres and 151 buildings.
The main campus, located close to downtown Kalamazoo, has a student, faculty, and
staff population of nearly 30,000. WMU is concerned about the safety and welfare of all
students, faculty, staff, and visitors, and is committed to providing a safe and secure
environment. Because no campus is isolated from crime, WMU has developed a series
of policies and procedures to assist in these efforts. WMU has been fortunate in that serious
crimes have seldom occurred on campus. The past does not guarantee that critical incidents
will not happen in the future. We have taken numerous steps to enhance security in our
buildings and on our grounds. In addition, we wish to provide all members of the
University community with the facts about the policies and programs that are designed to
increase safety and reduce crime.

This brochure is prepared by the Department of Public Safety in cooperation with the
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and local law enforcement agencies
surrounding our main campus and regional locations. Provided in compliance with the
Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act, this material is prepared and a
notice of its availability is distributed annually to all students, faculty and staff. Copies are
available upon request from the Department of Public Safety, 511 Monroe St., Kalamazoo,
MI or on the Web at

The Department of Public Safety
The Department of Public Safety is located at 511 Monroe, just off the 1300 block of West
Michigan Avenue, and is open 24 hours a day, providing around-the-clock protection
and services to the University community. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days
a year. The department is responsible for law enforcement, security, and emergency
response on campus. Sophisticated alarm systems, monitored in the department, cover a
comprehensive network of security, fire, and panic alarm systems.

Police officers are certified through the State of Michigan, and receive their police
authority from the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees and the Sheriff of
Kalamazoo County, giving officers full arrest powers throughout the county. The WMU
Police enforces federal, state, local statutes and University regulations. The WMU PD is
one of five public safety answering points of the county-wide 911 system. In addition, the
WMU PD is also one of the signatories of the county-wide police mutual aid agreement
and works closely with the other police agencies in Kalamazoo County while
investigating campus crime.

WMU PD manages the student watch program and the student safety escort service. The
student watch program consists of pairs of students walking the campus from 6 p.m. to
4 a.m., seven days a week during fall and winter semesters. These students wear highly
visible vests and are equipped with portable radios. They watch for and report crime,
emergencies, and suspicious situations to the police dispatcher. These students also
provide walking escorts on campus.

The student safety escort service consists of up to three vehicles driven by radio equipped
students runs from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on
Saturday and Sunday during fall and winter semesters. These students provide rides
between parking lots and residence halls. When not providing escorts, these students
patrol the campus looking for crime, emergencies and suspicious situations.
WMU PD coordinates the locking and unlocking of all administrative and academic
buildings on campus. Most buildings are closed and locked by 10 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, by 5 p.m. Friday, and all weekend. Police patrols check locked buildings to
make sure they are secure. Problems with building security are immediately reported to
maintenance personnel who respond and make repairs.

Procedures for Reporting a Crime or Emergency
Student, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to report all crime, emergencies, and
suspicious situations to WMU PD in a timely manner. All reports of crime, emergencies,
and suspicious situations are immediately investigated by a sworn police officer. Reports
may be made in person, by telephone, by emergency police phones, or by the police call
box system.

The WMU PD non-emergency telephone number is (269) 387-5555. From an on-campus
phone, dial 7-5555.

The University's telephone system supports both 911 and 123 as emergency numbers which
automatically ring in the police station. All on-campus telephone calls made to the WMU PD
non-emergency number (387-5555) or the emergency number (911), display the number of
the originating telephone. This enables the police dispatcher to determine the location of the
call to insure Public Safety's knowledge of the origin of an emergency call even if the caller is
unable to communicate verbally. The same is true for the police call box system.

There are over 100 emergency police call boxes located throughout campus outside of various
campus buildings, near heavily traveled sidewalks, in the two parking structures, and mounted
in parking lots. Pushing the red button provides immediate phone contact with WMU PD.

The University does not have policy for the following: voluntary confidential reporting, criminal
activity off campus, and pastoral and professional counselors to report crimes.

Crime Prevention
As part of the University's educational mission, the Department of Public Safety offers a
variety of crime prevention presentations to the WMU community. In 2010, the
Department of Public Safety presented 158 programs on the following topics: crime
prevention tips, general safety and security awareness, fire safety and tornado safety,
information on sexual assault and acquaintance rape, alcohol awareness and related
laws, and campus/workplace violence. The University's crime prevention program is
based upon the dual concepts of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities,
whenever possible, and encouraging students, faculty, and staff to be responsible for
their own safety/security and the safety/security of others.

The Department of Public Safety discusses campus safety at new student orientation. First
year experience seminars and new faculty and graduate/teaching assistant orientations
presented by the department include crime prevention, personal safety, and fire/tornado
safety information. The department also presents similar information to the orientation
student ambassadors, Fall Welcome student leaders, residence life hall directors, graduate

assistants, and residence assistants. The WMU PD staffs crime prevention and safety
awareness display tables at Bronco Bash, a welcome back event attended by approximately
25,000 students and community members, to answer questions and distribute campus safety
materials. Crime prevention brochures, posters, and handouts are also distributed at
presentations throughout campus.

The Individual's Responsibility
The cooperation and involvement of students and employees in a campus safety program
is absolutely necessary. Individuals must assume responsibility for their own personal
safety and the security of their personal belongings by taking simple, common sense
precautions. For example, although the campus is well lighted, an individual - male or
female - may feel more comfortable using the WMU PD escort service when returning to
the residence halls late at night. Room doors should be locked at all times. Valuable
items such as stereos, cameras, and televisions should be marked with engraving
instruments provided by WMU PD at no charge. Bicycles should be registered with WMU
PD and should be secured with a sturdy lock. Individuals with cars must park them in
their assigned area and keep their vehicles locked at all times. Valuables should be
locked in the trunk. Individuals should report any suspicious looking people whom they
feel do not belong in the area or any unusual incidents to WMU PD immediately.

Residence Hall Security
All interior residence hall doors to the living areas are locked 24 hours a day. Non-residents
must be escorted through these doors by a resident host. In addition, all exterior doors except
the front lobby doors are locked 24 hours a day and students are to enter only through the
front door. Most front doors are locked from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily, and some halls are
locked 24/7. When the front door is locked, guests (non-residents) must provide picture
identification, sign a registration log at the front desk and are not permitted to proceed unless
accompanied by a resident host. In order to enter the hall after the front doors lock, residents
must use their hall key or a student ID for card-access halls. Keys to the front door (for
entry during the period when the door is locked) and to their own rooms are provided to
residents at the time of check-in and must not be loaned to anyone. The remaining
exterior doors cannot be opened by key or card access. Each residence hall room has an
excellent door lock, and an effective lock changing procedure is in place.

All resident rooms located on the ground floor and those on roof levels are furnished with
wooden rods that prevent the window from being opened from the outside. Student room
doors leading to the corridor are equipped with a chain lock. In halls with shared bathrooms
adjacent to the student room, the room side of the bathroom door is equipped with a lock.

Maintenance of Campus Facilities
The facilities management department maintains university buildings and grounds with a
concern for safety and security. It inspects campus facilities regularly, promptly makes
repairs affecting safety and security, and responds immediately to reports of potential
safety and security hazards, such as broken windows and locks.

Public safety staff (including student watch and escort service employees), residence
hall staff, and building coordinators daily collect and report maintenance needs
concerning lighting and building security to facilities management.

The university campus is well lighted, and further lighting improvements are being made
when needs are identified or when buildings and parking lots are renovated.

University landscape service staff members are very much aware of the potential hazard
that dense shrubbery can present. Evergreens and shrubbery that are near sidewalks or
against buildings are pruned so that they could not conceal a person. Low growing low-
density plants that would not provide hiding places for intruders are near building
entrances used at night.

Residence halls are staffed by a professional hall director and graduate assistant hall
director who lives in the hall. Several resident assistants live on the floors. Someone is
always available to assist residents in responding to or reporting crime.

Missing Student Notification Policy
Western Michigan University recognizes the importance of safety for our on-campus
living communities. The policy’s purpose is to establish the process for responding to
reports of missing students as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
The policy applies to WMU students residing in on-campus housing, including on-campus

       Emergency Contact Information Designation

       1. Students age 18 and over or emancipated minors are given the opportunity
          when signing their residence hall contract or on-campus apartment lease to
          designate an individual or individuals to be contacted by Western Michigan
          University no more than 24 hours after the time that the student is
          determined to be missing in accordance with procedures of this policy. The
          designation will remain in effect until changed or revoked by the student.
       2. Students under the age of 18: In the event a student who is not emancipated
          is determined to be missing pursuant to the procedures set forth below, the
          University is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian no more than
          24 hours after the student is determined to be missing, in addition to
          notifying any additional contact person designated by the student
       3. Residence hall students are given the opportunity to provide their emergency
          contact persons and telephone numbers when completing their residence
          hall contract.
       4. Apartment residents are given the opportunity to provide their emergency
          contact persons and telephone numbers when completing their on-campus
          apartment lease.
       5. All contact information provided by students will be registered confidentially and
          this information will be accessible only to authorized campus officials. This
          information may not be disclosed, except to law enforcement personnel in
          furtherance of a missing person investigation or as otherwise required by law.
       6. The University encourages all students to provide personal emergency
          contact information.
       Notification Procedures for Missing Persons

       1. Any individual on campus who received or has information that a residential
          student may be a missing person must notify the Department of Public Safety
          immediately by telephone at (269) 387-5555 or in person by going to the
          Department of Public Safety Building at 511 Monroe Street. The Department
          of Public Safety will gather all essential information about the residential
          student from the reporting person and from the student's acquaintances (i.e.
          description, clothes last worn, where the student might be, who the student
          might be with, vehicle description, cell phone records, class schedule,
          information about the student's physical and mental well-being, up-to-date
          photograph, etc.).
       2. Appropriate campus staff will be notified to aid in the search for the student
       3. If the above actions are unsuccessful in locating the student, or it is
          immediately apparent that the student is a missing person (i.e. witnessed
          abduction), the Department of Public Safety will assume all facets of the
       4. No later than 24 hours after determining that a residential student is missing,
          the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs or designee will notify the
          emergency contact for students 18 years of age and older, or the parent or
          guardian for students under the age of 18. Contact is contingent upon the
          correct emergency contact information being made available by the student
       5. Regardless of whether the student has identified a contact person, is above
          the age of 18, or is an emancipated minor, the Department of Public Safety
          will assume all facets of the investigation within 24 hours of when the student
          is believed to be missing.

Alcohol and Drug Policy

The University complies with federal, state, and local laws including those that regulate
the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances.

The WMU PD actively enforces laws concerning alcohol and which includes
  • Distribution, use, or possession of any illegal drug or controlled substance.
  • Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages by individuals under 21
     years of age.
  • Illegal possession or consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
  • Driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or controlled substance.

In addition to criminal prosecution, the Student Code details drug and alcohol offenses and
discipline for students ranging from reprimand to expulsion from the University.

The University Substance Abuse Clinic is located in the WMU Unified Clinics at 1000
Oakland Drive. Confidential service is provided to students who seek assistance or are
referred for assessment. New students receive information about substance use and
abuse and about relevant University services at the Fall Welcome Risky Business

Drug-free Schools and Communities Act Notice Standards of Conduct

WMU prohibits the manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of any illegal drug (or
legal drugs used without a physician’s order) in the campus workplace, on campus
generally, and as part of any University-sponsored activity. Employees shall not
consume alcohol while on duty (except at authorized functions) or report for duty
under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Students shall not use, possess, or distribute
alcohol except as permitted by law and other University regulations.

  University Sanctions
          WMU will impose sanctions on all students or employees who violate the
          above standards of conduct. Student penalties range from warnings to
          expulsion, and may include rehabilitation or education. Employee penalties
          range from written warnings to discharge from employment (consistent with
          applicable collective bargaining agreements), though rehabilitation may also be

  Legal Sanctions
          State and federal law regulate the use, possession, and distribution of drugs and
          alcohol, and penalties are associated with Illegal actions involving drugs and
          alcohol. Such penalties, which include probation, fines, and/or imprisonment,
          may be imposed by judicial authorities on individuals who violate these laws,
          notwithstanding any penalty imposed by WMU.

  Health Risks
          There are many health risks directly attributable to the use of drugs and
          alcohol. They include impaired judgment and memory; wide ranges of mood
          alteration; dependence; brain, liver, or kidney damage; respiratory failure;
          cardiac arrest; and, with respect to pregnant women, fetal alcohol syndrome;
          physical abnormalities; and mental retardation.

  On-Campus Programs
          Students may seek on-campus help for substance abuse concerns through the
          University Substance Abuse Clinic (USAC) where an alcohol education program
          and a substance abuse program are available. Other awareness programs are
          available through the Sindecuse Health Center. Employees with substance abuse
          concerns are encouraged to take advantage of WMU’s Employee Assistance
          Program and USAC, as well as resources available through the Sindecuse Health
          Center's Office of Health Promotion and Education. Additional information is on
          the USAC website:

Weapons Policy

The unauthorized possession or use of firearms, firecrackers, explosives, toxic or
dangerous chemicals, or other dangerous substances or compounds, and other lethal
weapons are prohibited on University property or in University housing. Authorized use is
confined to such specific situations as Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) weapons
training and police officers. Firearms are forbidden by Michigan Law in all classroom
buildings and residence halls. Further, possession of a firearm in all other campus areas
is prohibited by University policy.
                                                       Western M ichigan Univ ersity
                                             Crime Statistics for Kalamazoo Campuses 2010
                                                                                                                On Campus Residential
                              All On-Campus Property   Non-Campus Property           Public Property
                              2008    2009    2010     2008   2009    2010     2008     2009     2010   Grand   2008    2009   2010
Reportable Crimes
Murder                          0       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Manslaughter                    0       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Sex Offenses, Forcible          6       9      14       0       1      1         0        0        0     15       5      6      13

Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible      0       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Robbery                         2       1      7        0       0      1         0        0        0     8        0      0       0

Aggravated Assault              7       0      3        0       2      2         1        1        0     5        3      0       3

Burglary                        49     32      23       10      1      3         0        4        0     26      22      26      5

Motor Vehicle Theft             3       3      3        1       1      0         1        1        1     4        0      0       0

Arson                           7       1      3        1       0      1         0        0        1     5        5      0       2

Hate Crimes
 (by category of prejudice)

Race                            0       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Gender                          0       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Religion                        0       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Sexual Orientation              0       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Ethnicity                       0       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Disability                      0       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Larceny - Theft                 -       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Simple Assault                  -       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Intimidation                    -       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Damage/Vandalism                -       0      0        0       0      0         0        0        0     0        0      0       0

Weapons Law Violations          1       0      3        0       0      0         1        0        3     6        0      0      10

Drug Law Violations            122     95      89       0       2      0        24        1       11    100      57      95     89

Liquor Law Violations          237     117     90       0       0      12       32        0       14    116      123    117     37

Weapons Law Violations          12      7      10       0       0      0         0        0        0     10      10      7      10

Drug Law Violations             96     65      86       4       6      0         0        0        0     86      87      65     78

Liquor Law Violations          682     599    439       2       1      0         0        0        0    439      664    599     431

Portions of the 2008 criminal offenses and arrests statistics for Non-Campus buildings or property and public property are provided
by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Kalamazoo Township Police and the Battle Creek City Police Department. In
2009, only the Kalamazoo Township Police Department supplied statistics. Portions of the 2010 criminal offenses and arrests
statistics for Non-Campus buildings or property and public property are provided by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

                                               West ern M ichigan Univ ersit y
                             Crime Statistics for Grand Rapids - Downtown 2010
                             All On-Campus Property         Non-Campus Property              Public Property

                             2008       2009       2010    2008      2009       2010   2008       2009       2010   Grand
Reportable Crimes
                               None       None              None       None              None       None
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Sex Offenses, Forcible
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              1      1

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Aggravated Assault
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              2      2

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Motor Vehicle Theft
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              1      1

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

Hate Crimes
(by category of prejudice)

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Sexual Orientation
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Larceny - Theft
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Simple Assault
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Weapons Law Violations
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Drug Law Violations
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              4      4

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Liquor Law Violations
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              4      4

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Weapons Law Violations
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Drug Law Violations
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

                               None       None              None       None              None       None
Liquor Law Violations
                             Reported   Reported
                                                    0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                 0     Reported   Reported
                                                                                                              0      0

Statistics for the Grand Rapids downtown campus were provided by the Grand Rapids Police Department. There were no
Clery reportable crimes for the Grand Rapids Beltline campus for 2010. For both campuses, no response was received for
statistics regarding these campuses in the other two reporting years, 2008 and 2009. No other reports were received
regarding Clery reportable crimes from the other regional locations associated with Western Michigan University.

Sex Offender Registry
As part of the requirements of the Campus Security Act, the Department of Public Safety has
created a web link to the Michigan State Police Registered Sex Offenders List. This list will
provide you with the name and address and date of birth of the registered offender. You can
do a search by zip code or by offender’s name and estimate age. The state makes this
information available on their website at

This information is being provided in accordance with the Sex Offenders Registration Act as
amended in 1999. The State of Michigan requires sex offenders to register with the police
agency in the jurisdiction in which they reside. The information contained in the Michigan public
sex offender registry is obtained by local law enforcement agencies when sex offenders register
with those local agencies. For questions or concerns regarding the PSOR, contact the Michigan
State Police, Investigative Resources Section, Violent Crimes Unit, 2911 Eyde Parkway, Suite
130, East Lansing, MI. 48824, (517) 336-6292 or email

Sexual Assault Victim Guarantee
Sexual assault, including date and acquaintance rape, is a crime of very serious concern
to the WMU Department of Public Safety. If you are the victim of a sexual assault that
occurs on campus, the Department of Public Safety guarantees you the following:

      1. We will meet with you privately, at a place of your choosing in this area, to
          receive the information on the assault.
      2. Your name will not be released to the public or media.
      3. You will not be pre-judged, nor be blamed for what occurred.
      4. Your complaint will be handled with sensitivity, understanding and
      5. If you feel more comfortable talking with a female or male officer, we will do our
          best to accommodate your request.
      6. We will assist you in arranging any medical care or treatment that you need.
      7. We will assist you with contacting a counselor and make available other
          resources to help you through this process.
      8. Your complaint will be thoroughly investigated to help you achieve the best
          outcome. This may involve the arrest and full prosecution of the suspect
          responsible. You will be kept informed on the progress of the investigation
          and/or prosecution.
      9. We will continue to be available to you, to answer your questions, explain the
          systems and processes involved (prosecutor, courts, etc.) and to be a listening
          ear if you wish.
      10. Your complaint will be taken seriously, regardless of your gender or the gender
          of the suspect.

  If you have been sexually assaulted, call the WMU PD at (269) 387-5555 and say
  you want to privately make a sexual assault complaint. You may call any time of day
  or night.

  If we fail to achieve any part of the above guarantee, the Director of Public Safety,
  Robert J. Brown, will meet with you personally to address any problems. WMU PD
  wants to help make the WMU campus safe for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Sexual Assault Policy, Procedures and Programs
Western Michigan University recognizes that sexual assault is a serious social
problem that occurs among college students as well as within other segments of our
society. The University makes a strong commitment to work toward preventing sexual
assault within our community, to provide support and assistance to sexual assault
victims, and to impose sanctions on those who have been found responsible for a
sexual assault. Our goal is to foster and protect an environment of mutual respect and
concern and a safe community in which learning and growth can occur.

For purposes of this statement, the term "sexual assault" includes rape, attempted
rape, acquaintance rape and other sex offenses, both forcible and non-forcible. It is
synonymous with the University’s definition of “sexual misconduct,” as stated in the
Student Code, Article IV: Proscribed Conduct, B. Conduct Policies, item 15. Sexual

Prevention Efforts

The University in a variety of ways addresses the topic of sexual assault with students. The
subject is presented to first-year students during Fall Welcome at the “Risky Business”
production and in educational programs offered on campus. Students who participate in the
educational programs receive information on the University and community resources for
sexual assault victims. This information is also available at the following WMU’s website:

The Department of Public Safety presents numerous crime prevention programs annually
that include discussion of personal safety issues. Printed crime prevention materials are
distributed during these presentations and at various locations on campus. Any student
group or organization may request an educational program by a police officer on any
crime or safety issue by calling (269) 387-5555.

Educational programs that address the subject of sexual assault are also presented by
the Office of Health Promotion and Education (HP&E) at Sindecuse Health Center. To
request a program for your group or to obtain information about upcoming scheduled
programs, call HP&E, (269) 387-3263. This office also maintains a library of books,
brochures, and other educational materials about sexual assault.

Responding to a Sexual Assault

The University recognizes the right of a sexual assault victim to decide, without
pressure or coercion, what action she or he will take following an assault. WMU
encourages students to report all crimes to the police and to pursue sanctions against
accused offenders through the University conduct process as well, if the accused is a
student. WMU encourages victims of sexual assault to take the following steps:

    1. If you are in danger or need immediate medical attention, call 911.

    2. Preserve physical evidence.
             Physical evidence may be critical to successfully prosecuting a case.
             Immediately after an assault, the victim may not know whether she or he
             wants to file a police report and attempt to prosecute. Because
           sometimes a victim changes her mind, it is prudent to preserve and
           document physical evidence before it is destroyed. Do not clean or
           straighten up the area where the assault occurred. Do not wash, brush
           teeth, comb hair, use the toilet, or douche. Put the clothing you were
           wearing in a paper (not plastic) bag; turn this over to police.

3. Seek medical attention immediately:
      • To assess and treat physical trauma;
      • To receive treatment to prevent sexually transmitted infections and
         pregnancy; and
      • To collect and officially document evidence that may later aid in criminal

           Call the YWCA Sexual Assault Program crisis line: (269) 345-3036.

           Depending on your needs and preferences, you will be directed to either
           the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) service at the YWCA or to a
           hospital emergency department. If you use any of these providers, a
           YWCA Sexual Assault Program trained victim advocate will be called
           and will provide you with information and emotional support during your
           visit. If you do not seek care from any of these providers, you should
           consider seeking treatment (preferably, within 72 hours) to prevent
           certain sexually transmitted infections from developing and, if you
           choose, to prevent a possible pregnancy.

4. Report the assault to the police.
         If you seek care from a hospital or the YWCA SANE program, they are
         required to notify the police, and an officer will come to take a report
         from you. You have the right to refuse to file an official report at this time.
         You also have the right to file a report at a later date. A police report is
         made with the police department that has jurisdiction in the location
         where the crime happened. Filing a police report is not the same as
         deciding to prosecute the assailant. There are a number of steps
         between these decisions, and the final decision whether to prosecute
         is based on a number of factors and is made by both the victim and the
         prosecuting attorney’s office.

           Making a police report maintains the victim’s future option of criminal
           prosecution, and may help support a University conduct action or a civil
           law suit against the assailant. Except as otherwise required by law or
           court order, the Department of Public Safety will not release the victim’s
           or the suspect’s name or any identifying information to the media or the
           general public.

5. If the accused is a WMU student, report the assault to the University’s Office
   of Student Conduct.

          The WMU Student Code expressly prohibits “sexual misconduct” (see
          Article IV, Section B, Item 15). Anyone who is assaulted by a WMU
          student -- whether or not the victim is a WMU student, and whether or not

the alleged assault took place on WMU property -- may request that
the University take conduct action against the accused student is not
necessary for the victim to file a police report in order to pursue
sanctions through the University conduct system; however, it is strongly
recommended. Because the Office of Student Conduct has limited
resources to investigate a violation such as sexual assault, it is generally
to the victim’s benefit to file a police report. Pursuing sanctions through
the University does not preclude the victim from also pursuing criminal
prosecution and/or a civil lawsuit.

The University conduct process is initiated by making a complaint with the
Office of Student Conduct. A description of the process is included in
the Student Code. Students are also welcome to discuss the process
with the director of that office.

Sexual assault victims are assured the following rights within the University
conduct process:

       a. The right to be present during the entire proceeding,
          except when the hearing panel is deliberating a decision.
          The right to have one counselor, victim advocate, other
          support person, or legal counsel present throughout the
          process to advise and provide support.
       b. The right to have one’s sexual history not discussed during the
          proceedings, except as it relates to the specific incident in
       c. The right to relate their account of the incident.
       d. The right to be informed of the results of the student conduct
       e. The right to have their name and any identifying information kept
          confidential, except as otherwise required by law, court order, or
          University policies or needs
       f. The right to a hearing within a reasonable time period. A student
          charged with committing sexual misconduct is assured of the
          same rights. A student found responsible by the Office of
          Student Conduct for committing sexual misconduct will be given
          a sanction appropriate to the offense. Possible sanctions range
          from a warning to expulsion from the University.

Sexual Assault Victim Assistance and Support Resources

       Medical Care

             Bronson Methodist Hospital
             601 John St., Kalamazoo, MI.
             (269) 341-6386 Emergency Department.
                    24-hour emergency care; forensic rape evidence exam,
                    other necessary treatment. Fee for service

             Borgess Medical Center
             1521 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI
             (269) 226-4815 Emergency Department.
                    24-hour emergency care; forensic rape evidence exam,
                    other necessary treatment. Fee for service.

            YWCA Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
            353 E. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI
            (269) 385-3587
                   Must telephone before to access; service available 24/7.
                   Forensic rape evidence exam, other necessary treatment,
                   emotional support. Not appropriate for physical injury. Free.

             Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan
             4201 West Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI
             (269) 372-1200
                    Testing and treatment for pregnancy and sexually transmitted
                    infections; no emergency or trauma care; no rape evidence
                    exam. Fee for service.

            Sindecuse Health Center
            Western Michigan University
            (269) 387-3287
                   Testing and treatment for pregnancy and sexually transmitted
                   infections; emotional support and referral for other
                   assistance; no emergency or trauma care; no rape evidence
                   exam. Fee for service.
       Counseling Services

             Office of Health Promotion & Education, Sindecuse Health Center,
             (269) 387-2995, and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs,
             (269) 387-2150.
                     In addition to providing general support and assistance, these staff
                     members will be especially helpful with University-related issues
                     and concerns, e.g., University counseling resources, academic
                     problems, campus housing concerns, University conduct process.
                     Students who have been sexually assaulted while enrolled at WMU
                     may request special academic considerations or arrangements and,
                     when appropriate, a change in University living arrangements.
     Counseling Services
     Sindecuse Health Center - WMU
     (269) 387-1850
            Counseling Services provides free, confidential counseling
            services to students only. Staff will not give any information about
            a client to anyone without the written permission of the student
            client. One or two appointments are left open every day for use
            by students in crisis. If there is a waiting list to obtain a regular,
            weekly appointment with the same counselor, students who
            indicate an immediate crisis will be given priority placement on
            the list and/or be referred elsewhere.

     Sindecuse Health Center - WMU
     (269) 387-3287
            Sexual assault victims and/or their friends can obtain accurate
            and complete information about their rights, options, and
            available resources for help, as well as receive assistance in
            carrying out decisions about what to do following an assault.

     Office of Student Conduct - WMU
     3718 Faunce Student Services, (269) 387-2160.

     YWCA Sexual Assault Program
     353 E. Michigan Ave.
     (269) 385-2869 (office)
     (269) 385-3587 (24-hour crisis line)
            YWCA-SAP provides free counseling for female and male
            survivors as well as an ongoing support group. In addition to
            providing general support and assistance, staff will be especially
            helpful with questions and concerns about criminal prosecution
            and non-University counseling resources.

Information and Support

     Victim Assistance Unit
     Kalamazoo Prosecuting Attorney's Office
     (269) 383-8677
            Assistance to crime victims involved in a court case;
            assistance in filing Crime Victim's Compensation claim,
            which may compensate a victim for expenses related to
            medical and counseling services and lost wages.

     YWCA Sexual Assault Program
     353 East Michigan
     (269) 385-2869 (office)
     (269) 385-3587 (24-hour crisis line)
            24-hour on-site support and assistance to victim and
            family/friends at hospital or police station; support and
            assistance to victim during all phases of prosecution; free.

                  Office of Student Conduct
                  3718 Faunce Student Services
                  (269) 387-2160
                          Administers the University's judicial system for handling
                          complaints of student violations of the Student Code.

                  WMU Department of Public Safety
                  511 Monroe St.
                  Kalamazoo, Mich.
                  (269) 387-5555 (non-emergency)
                  911 (emergency).

Timely Warning
In the event that a situation arises that in the judgment of the Director of Public Safety,
constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued.
The warning will be issued through the university email system to all students, faculty and
staff. The warning may also be posted on the Department of Public Safety’s website or the Western Herald student newspaper.

Emergency Response
Based on an “all hazards” approach, Western Michigan University developed a critical
incident response plan that includes a comprehensive set of guidelines to provide emergency
management response and recovery should a critical incident occur at WMU. With guidance
provided by the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Division, the plan includes two main groups:

      1. The Chief Executive Officer (President) and the Critical Incident Policy Group (Vice
      2. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) comprised of the following six teams:
         Academic Support, Damage Assessment, Human Services, Logistical Support,
         Public Information, and Public Safety.

Each team also has specific emergency action guidelines that include checklists of actions to
consider, emergency contact information, and additional reference materials. As a living
document, emergency action guidelines are continually reviewed and updated.

Generally, WMU Public Safety will be the first to respond to an incident, but not always.
There may be incidents in a residence hall or academic area in which law enforcement
involvement is not warranted. In each case, the first responders will evaluate the seriousness
of the incident and notify through their reporting structure to their Vice President as
appropriate. From the Vice President, the incident will be brought to the attention of the WMU
President (Chief Executive Official). In this process, it may be determined that only a routine
response is necessary; and the incident can be handled on a local level within the division or
department. If the incident requires the involvement and coordination of multiple divisions,
outside agencies, or is complex in nature, the President or his or her designate alone or in
consultation with some or all President’s Critical Incident Policy Group will request the
Emergency Operation Center Manager to activate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Activating the EOC involves contacting and requesting that the six team leads or their
alternates report to one of the two EOC locations on campus. The team leads will activate
and coordinate the activities of their teams who have distinct functions in responding to the
critical incident as outlined in their specific emergency action guidelines. The teams are
organized by function and several of the teams have representatives from more than one vice
presidential area. In some instances, not all team leads may need to be activated to the EOC.

The EOC Manager works closely with the President and advises on the status of the critical
incident. The EOC Manager may recommend that the President "Declare a Local State of
Emergency" and forward a request for assistance to the Kalamazoo County Emergency
Manager. This declaration provides certain authorities as outlined in the Michigan Emergency
Management Public Act 390 of 1976, as amended.

Emergency Notification

Upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate
threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus, immediate
emergency notification to the campus community will occur unless issuing a notification will
compromise efforts to contain, respond to, or mitigate the emergency.

Any of the following can authorize WMU Public Safety or University Relations to activate
emergency communications:

      1. WMU President or his/her designee
      2. WMU Director of Public Safety or senior officer on duty
      3. WMU Vice President for Business and Finance and CFO or his/her designee

If the emergency or dangerous situation involves only a segment of the campus population as
in the case of isolated to one building, then notification may be made only to that facility
through the building coordinator and/or emergency volunteer team facilitator and/or their
designees. When the emergency or dangerous situation has the potential to impact a very
large segment of the campus community, then several notification methods as appropriate for
the situation are implemented as described below.

Emergency notification can be made using a variety of methods including the following:
     • WMU Alert - WMU students, faculty, and staff can register one phone number to
        receive notification for extreme emergencies with the potential to impact the health
        and/or safety of the WMU community. WMU Alert is activated by WMU Public
        Safety. WMU Alert has preprogrammed messages that were developed jointly
        between Public Safety and University Relations. In consultation with University
        Relations, Public Safety can generate custom messages in real time.
                 Steps to register for WMU Alert:
                       i. From the WMU home page, click “GoWMU Login and
                          enter your Bronco NetID and password.
                      ii. Click on the WMU Alert Registration triangle at the top of the center
                     iii. Enter your phone number for emergency notification contact.
   •   WMU mass email to the campus community handled by University Relations
   •   800 MHz police radios - 700 radios on campus can receive a message from WMU Public
       Safety broadcast over all talk groups
   •   WMU Emergency Hotline (269) 387-1001 provides a recorded message about campus
       emergencies handled by University Relations
   •   Building evacuation alarms can be centrally activated by WMU Public Safety
   •   Campus emergencies are posted on the WMU home page with links to additional
       information are managed by University Relations
   •   WMU police vehicles have public address systems
   •   University Relations coordinates communications with the public media and provides
       ongoing updates to the WMU emergency hot line and WMU home page where requests
       for additional information will be directed as appropriate

Testing Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
All academic and administrative buildings on campus have a fire evacuation and a tornado
drill annually. The residence halls have two tornado drills and eight fire drills yearly.
(Because of the influenza pandemic in 2009, several drills were canceled as ill students
were self-isolating in their residence halls.)

The purpose of the drills is to practice the evacuation procedures so that building
occupants become familiar with the sound of the fire alarm and the location of exits. When
the fire alarm is activated, residents are to immediately evacuate to the appropriate re-
assembly area. Drills also provide additional opportunities to test the operability of the fire
alarm system components. Any deficient equipment is promptly report so that repairs can
be made immediately.

In both the buildings and the residence halls, drills may be either announced or
unannounced. In all cases, the drills are observed and timed by Public Safety. A debriefing
with either the residence hall staff or the emergency volunteer team members occurs
immediately following the drills. The residence hall staff includes follow-up discussion at
floor meetings. Additional drills offer the opportunity to evaluate the evacuation
procedures. The Public Safety observations and comments are summarized for all
residence hall drills and emailed to the Director of Residence Life. A summary of all
academic/administrative building and resident hall drills including date, time, and
observations is provided to the V.P. of Business and Finance and maintained by the
Emergency Management Administrator at Public Safety.

Fire Safety Rules
       Residence Halls:

               Electrical appliances: all electrical equipment in the residence halls must
               have an approved UL rating. Appliances with exposed heating elements or
               no automatic shut-off pose a safety hazard are not allowed. Coffee makers
               and electrical tea pots are permitted as long as they are equipped with an
               auto shut-off feature and fully enclosed heating elements. Irons, which
               require the use of an exposed heating element to properly function, must
     be equipped with an auto shut-off feature. Irons are the only appliance with
     an exposed heating element permitted in the residence halls.

     Small microwaves and refrigerators are allowed if they use less than 1.5
     amps of electric current. Small halogen desk lights with a glass cover are
     approved. Personal computers and accessories, clocks, desk and window
     fans, non-halogen floor lamps, answering machines, hair dryers and curling
     irons, radios, stereos, TVs and DVD players, and gaming systems are

     Prohibited: appliances like toasters, mug warmers, wax melters, toaster
     ovens, George Forman style grills, spider lamps with plastic shades, floor
     halogen lamps, space heaters, and air conditioners are prohibited. If any of
     these items are found in a resident’s room, for the safety of all residents,
     hall staff will confiscate the item and keep it in storage until the resident can
     take the prohibited item home.

     Halls are smoke-free. Smoking is not allowed in the residence halls.
     Students and guests wishing to smoke must be outside at least 100 feet
     from the building.

     Open flames: no items with an open flame are allowed. Residents may not
     possess lit or unlit candles, incense sticks, and any item with an open
     flame. Candles are not allowed in the residence halls even as decorations.

WMU Apartments:

     Electrical appliances: large appliances such as washers, dryers, portable
     dishwashers and freezers are prohibited.

     Air conditioning is provided in the Elmwood complex. In Goldsworth Valley
     and the Stadium Drive complexes, residents may use their own window air
     conditioner subject to safety and size restrictions. For safety reasons,
     University maintenance personnel must install all air conditioners.
     Goldsworth Valley: the unit must not exceed 115 volts nor draw more that
     12 amps. Stadium Drive: the unit may be 110 or 220 volts, but must not
     draw more than 16 amps.

     The storing of kerosene, gasoline or other combustible or flammable
     materials is prohibited. Gas grills are not allowed. Charcoal grills may not
     be used within 100 feet of the apartment complex.

     Non-smoking apartments: Some apartments are designated non-
     smoking. Residents in a non-smoking apartment have agreed not to smoke
     and not to allow their guests to smoke.

Evacuation Procedures
  The residence hall evacuation guidelines are reviewed, updated as needed, and emailed
  to the Director of Residence Life for distribution to the hall directors. The guidelines are
  posted in the residence halls and shown below:

         BEFORE A FIRE

             1. Know the location of
                     • All fire alarm pull stations
                     • The nearest exit and at least one alternate exit in your area
                     • The evacuation reassembly area for your building (please refer to
                         emergency information signs near building exits)
             2. Know the location of fire extinguishers in your area. Contact Environmental
                Health and Safety at 7-5590 for fire extinguisher training. Fire extinguishers
                are used to extinguish small fires (trashcans, cloth, small appliances, etc.).
                Only if the fire is small and you have received fire safety training should you
                try to extinguish it.
             3. If you will need special assistance during an evacuation, please notify the
                residence hall staff who will register you with the Department of Public


             1. Sound the Alarm. Pull the nearest fire alarm pull station. The fire alarm
                will sound throughout the building. Generally, pull stations are located near
                egress points: entrances to stairwells and exit doors.
             2. Evacuate. Follow the evacuation procedure described below under "When
                the Fire Alarm Sounds.”
             3. Call Public Safety. All residence hall fire alarm panels alert the WMU
                Department of Public Safety when the fire alarm is ringing. To confirm
                notification, dial 911 on any campus phone, including pay phones, from a
                safe location. If using a cell phone, please dial 387-5555.


             1. Automatically Assume There is a Fire. When the fire alarm rings, follow
                these evacuation procedures:
                   • Close doors. If time permits, close doors as you exit. This helps
                       confine the fire and protect your possessions from smoke damage.
                   • Leave the building. Evacuate the building quickly by using the
                       nearest stairway and exit. Walk - do not run out of the building.
                   • DO NOT USE ELEVATORS – if you need assistance, dial 911 and
                       tell Public Safety your location. They will notify the Fire Department
                       that you need assistance.
                   • Go to your reassembly area. Let your Residence Advisor or Hall
                       Director know you are there.
                   • Do not go back into the building until the Fire Department or Public
                       Safety says it is safe to do so.
           2. Specific Responsibilities for the Residence Hall Director’s Office:
              Contact Public Safety to confirm notification. Once you have evacuated,
              dial 911 on a campus phone from a safe location. If using a cell phone,
              please dial 387-5555.


               Feel Doors Before Opening. Before opening any door, feel the metal
               doorknob or the back of the door. If it is hot, do not open the door. If it is
               cool, open the door slightly; if heat or heavy smoke is present, close the
               door and stay in the room. Seal the cracks around the door with towels or
               other materials. If a telephone is available, dial 911 and let Public Safety
               know your location and that you are unable to exit. Open the windows and
               keep the doors closed. Hang an object (like a jacket or shirt) out the window
               to attract the Fire Department's attention.


           1. Keep Fire Doors Closed. Stairway and hallway fire doors will confine smoke
              if they are closed and will help protect you until you can get outside. Fire
              doors are never to be blocked open.

           2. Do Not Tamper with or Misuse Fire Equipment. To protect your life and
              possessions, fire equipment must be in place and in operating condition. Fire
              doors, exit signs, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers are all essential
              components for fire protection. Tampering with or misusing fire equipment
              can result in death and destruction of property. Such vandalism cannot be
              tolerated and will result in quick and firm disciplinary action.

           3. Report Damaged or Missing Fire Equipment. To maintain all fire
              equipment in operating condition, immediately report any damaged or
              missing fire equipment to Environmental Health and Safety at 7-5590.

Western Michigan University takes fire safety seriously. The fire safety report that follows
includes fire statistics, fire safety information, education and training programs as well as
procedures for evacuation.

Fire Safety Report

Western Michigan University: 2009 Fire Statistics

 Residential          Number     Date       Time         Cause of              Number      Number        Value of
 Facility:            of Fires                           Fire                  of          of            Property
                                                                               Injuries    Deaths        Damage
 Residence Halls
  Bigelow                0
  Burnhams               0
  Davis                  0
  Draper/Siedschlag      0
  French                 0
  Henry                  0
  Hoekje                 0
  Spindler               0
  Valley I:              0
  Valley II:             0
  Valley III:            0
   (Eldridge/Fox is
  Zimmerman              0

 WMU Apartments
  Elmwood                0
  Goldsworth Valley      0
  Stadium Drive          1       12/21/09 4:21 p.m.      Garbage bag fell in       0            0        $500
                                                         ash tray.

       All residence halls have the following:
            • Fire alarm systems centrally monitored by Public Safety
            • Annunciator panel that will indicate the location of the activated pull station
            • Hard-wired smoke detectors with a battery back-up in every room
            • Fire doors that reduce the spread of a fire
            • Fire extinguishers on every floor no more than 75 feet apart
            • Pull stations for building-wide activation of horns
            • An evacuation guide is located on the back of every residence room door
            • Room inspections by Residence Life staff during breaks
            • Building inspections by Environmental Safety
            • Fire extinguisher maintenance and inspection twice a year
            • Fire alarm testing and system inspection twice a year

Western Michigan University: 2010 Fire Statistics

 Residential Facility:             Number     Cause of   Number     Number   Value of
                                   of Fires   Fire       of         of       Property
 Residence Halls                                         Injuries   Deaths   Damage
  Ackley 276 Gilkison                0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Bigelow 500 N. Dormitory Rd        0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Britton 350 Gilkison               0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Davis 1001 S. Dormitory Rd         0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Draper 1930 Arcadia Rd             0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Eicher 225 E. Pond Dr              0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Ernest Burnham 1975 Arcadia Rd     0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  French 1600 Western Ave            0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Garneau 125 E. Pond Dr             0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Hadley 310 Gilkison                0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Harrison 250 W. Pond Dr            1        Cooking       0         0      $100 – 999
  Harvey 175 E. Pond Dr              0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Henry 1850 W. Michigan Ave         0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Hoekje 600 N. Dormitory Rd         0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  LeFevre 275 E. Pond Dr             0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Siedschlag 1825 S. Hays Dr         0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Shilling 230 Gilkison              0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Smith Burnham 1976 Moore Dr        0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Spindler 1210 Oliver               0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Stinson 300 W. Pond Dr             0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
  Zimmerman 1751 S. Hays Dr          0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A

 WMU Apartments
  Elmwood                            0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
    A 1720 Western Ave
    B 1740 Western Ave
    C 1760 Western Ave
    D 1780 Western Ave
    E 1742 Western Ave
    F 1762 Western Ave
    G 1782 Western Ave
    H 1744 Western Ave
    J 1820 Western Ave
    K 1840 Western Ave
    L 1822 Western Ave
    M 1842 Western Ave
    N 1860 Western Ave
    0 1844 Western Ave
    P 1846 Western Ave
    Q 1848 Western Ave
  Goldsworth Valley                  0        N/A        N/A        N/A      N/A
    R 2101 Goldsworth Dr
    S 2001 Goldsworth Dr
    T 1951 Goldsworth Dr
    U 1901 Goldsworth Dr
    W 1851 Goldsworth Dr
    X 1801 Goldsworth Dr
    Y 1751 Goldsworth Dr
    Z 1701 Goldsworth Dr
  Stadium Drive 1940 Howard          1        Cooking          0      0      $0 – 99

Western Michigan University: Fire Safety Information

 Residential            Number      Number      Fire Alarm   Smoke     Fire                Partial
 Facility:              of Fire     of Fire     Centrally    Detectors Extinguishers       Sprinkler
                        Drills in   Drills in   Monitored    (in every                     System
  Residence Halls       2009*       2010        by DPS^      room)
  Bigelow                  3            8           Yes         Yes            Yes             Yes1
  Burnhams                 3            8           Yes         Yes            Yes             Yes2
  Davis                    3            8           Yes         Yes            Yes             Yes3
  Draper/Siedschlag        4            8           Yes         Yes            Yes             Yes4
  French                   3            8           Yes         Yes            Yes             Yes5
  Henry                    3            8           Yes         Yes            Yes             Yes2
  Hoekje                   3            8           Yes         Yes            Yes             Yes6
  Spindler                 4            8           Yes         Yes            Yes             Yes2
  Valley I:
   Ackley/Schilling &       3           8           Yes         Yes            Yes             Yes7
  Valley II:
   Eicher/LeFevre &         3           8           Yes         Yes            Yes             Yes8
  Valley III:
   Harrison/Stinson         3           8           Yes         Yes            Yes             Yes9
   (Eldridge/Fox is
  Zimmerman                3            8           Yes         Yes            Yes             Yes2

  WMU Apartments:
                                                                In each       In every apt.
     Elmwood                  0          0                        apt.
                                                                In each       In every apt.
     Goldsworth Valley        0          0                        apt.
                                                                In each       In every apt.
     Stadium Drive            0          0                        apt.
 *Dr. Lisa Marshall, M.D., WMU’s Medical Director, advised that all drills be canceled from April 28
   through July 6, 2009, as a precaution because of pandemic influenza H1N1 cases on campus.
   Drills were again canceled during the 2009 fall semester because ill students were self-isolating
   in their residence hall rooms and were not to be outside.
 ^DPS is the Department of Public Safety
   Laundry room, incinerator room, trunk (storage) room, receiving room, linen rooms, and custodial
   rooms; and second and fourth floor chute areas
  Incinerator room
  Trash room
  Large basement storage room and incinerator room
  Trash room, laundry room, chute, storage rooms, and chute feed rooms
  Trash room, chute, store room, linen room, and custodial rooms
  Food service storage areas, laundry rooms, incinerator rooms, hall storage rooms, refuse chutes, and
  refuse chute feed rooms
  Food service storage basement and first level, trash rooms, laundry rooms, and storage areas
  Food service storage, incinerator rooms, feed rooms, laundry room, and residence hall storage areas

Fire Safety Education and Training

      Fire safety is discussed at student/parent/family orientation sessions. The “Fall Welcome”
      program includes fire safety education in the “Risky Business” production presented to
      incoming freshmen. Presentations are made to First Year Experience classes. Annually,
      Public Safety and Environmental Safety provide residence hall specific training sessions
      for hall directors, graduate assistants, and residence assistants.

      Students living in the residence halls receive the Community Living Expectations
      handbook that includes residence life policies and procedures. It is a legally binding
      adjunct to the student’s residence hall contract. The CLE includes the fire safety rules,
      guidelines, and survival tips and is also available online at Students living in WMU apartments receive the
      Community Living Expectations – Apartments, a similar handbook, online at

      Throughout the year, a variety of fire safety education sessions including hands-on fire
      extinguisher training are offered for students, faculty, and staff. In addition, many
      departments such as Miller Auditorium, theatre, and chemistry regularly participate in
      training specific to their environment.

      There are also emergency signs posted in the lobby and at the elevator showing the
      location of fire extinguishers, pull stations, tornado shelters, and the primary and
      secondary evacuation re-assembly areas. In addition, each resident hall room has an
      evacuation guide on the back of the room door.

Reporting a Fire Occurred in On-campus Student Housing:

      Federal law requires that Western Michigan University annually disclose statistical data
      on all fires that occur in on-campus student housing facilities. To report on-campus
      student housing fires that have already been extinguished, please contact Western
      Michigan University Public Safety at (269) 387-5555.

Fire Log:

      WMU Public Safety maintains in an electronic format a fire log that includes the date the
      fire was reported. Also documented are the date, time, and the nature of the fire and its
      general location. Entries are made within two business days of receiving the information.
      A hard copy of the log is available at Public Safety.

Western Michigan University Regional Locations

             Battle Creek Kendall Center
             50 West Jackson
             Battle Creek, MI 49017-3509
             (269) 965-5380

             College of Aviation
             237 North Helmer Road
             Battle Creek, MI 49037-7917
             (269) 964-6375

             The Graduate Center - Beltline
             2333 East Beltline, SE
             Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5936
             (616) 771-9470

             The Graduate Center - Downtown
             200 Ionia Avenue, SW
             Grand Rapids, MI 49503
             (616) 771-4100

             Lansing Regional Location
             210 West Shiawasse
             Lansing, MI 48901
             (517) 483-9728

             Metro Detroit
             32820 Woodward Ave., Suite 220
             Royal Oak, MI 48073
             (248) 485-4500

             Muskegon Regional Location
             Stevenson Center for Higher Education
             221 South Quarterline Road
             Muskegon. MI 49442-1742
             (231) 777-0500

             Southwest Regional Location
             2785 East Napier Avenue
             Benton Harbor, MI 49022
             (269) 934-1500

             Traverse City Regional Location
             2200 Dendrinos Drive, Ste 200-B
             Traverse City, MI 49684
             (231) 995-1846


  Numerous efforts are made to advise members of the University community about campus
  crime and crime related problems including the following:
      • Annual Report: A comprehensive annual report of crime related information is
         compiled, published, and distributed. It also includes the fire safety report and is
         available to anyone upon request from the Department of Public Safety, 511
         Monroe St., Kalamazoo, MI; (269) 387-5555; or at
      • Student Newspaper: The Western Herald publishes a summary of criminal
         incidents prepared by student reporters.
      • Crime Alerts: If circumstances warrant it, special printed crime alerts are
         prepared and distributed either selectively or throughout the campus
      • Federal and State Crime Reports: WMU PD, since its inception in July 1973,
         has submitted crime data to the Michigan State Police which is also forwarded to
         the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Summaries of this crime data are released
         annually in the Crime in Michigan, Uniform Crime Report and Crime in the United
         States, and Uniform Crime Reports.

  Additional information about campus safety can be obtained from the Department of
  Public Safety, (269) 387-5555.


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